Mastering Portrait Photography Podcast
Ep.44 Interview: Scott Johnson, The Edge Photography

Ep.44 Interview: Scott Johnson, The Edge Photography

April 7, 2019

So it's been a week or three since recording a podcast primarily due to being out on location in Italy co-hosting The 2 Fellows workshop with David Stanbury (shameless plug: if you'd like details of the 2020 workshop then head over to the2fellows.co.uk where we'll be releasing details for next year.)

In this podcast, I get to chat (in a VERY loud restaurant) to the inimitable wedding photographer, Scott Johnson, about his work, his history and his business.  Lots of great things in here - listen out for how selling files on USB nearly cost him his business (his words, not mine.)

Also listen out for a cacophony of culinary sound effects in the background!

Scott mentions a couple of books in the podcast:

Both these books are well worth a read - I'm ordering them for our studio library!

Enjoy!

 


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Ep.42 Portraits On A Cruise Ship? Things You Never Considered.

Ep.42 Portraits On A Cruise Ship? Things You Never Considered.

March 3, 2019

It's just me for this episode: me, a microphone and my musings on creating portraits when on board a ship.  

When I first encountered the luxury cruise ship that was to be our home and business for the next month, I thought that creating images on board would be a simple extension of what we do here at the studio.  Of course, there are similarities but there are also innumerable unexpected factors to consider. Such as what happens when the ship changes it's bearing or how the different spaces of the ship are utilised during the day, making picking a spot that bit more complicated!

If you enjoy this podcast, please head over to Mastering Portrait Photography where there are articles and videos about this wonderful industry.  You can subscribe to this podcast on iTunesPodBean and Spotify.

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Ep.39 - Interview With David Calvert

Ep.39 - Interview With David Calvert

January 22, 2019

In this episode, it is my great pleasure to interview renowned photographer David Calvert FMPA FBIPP who is not only a wonderful photographer, but a true gentleman in the industry as well!

The conversation talks about his passion for portraits, how he first became a photographer, his aversion to debt (he learned that the hard way) and how he came to photograph a family's pet dog that had already ceased to be. There are many useful nuggets in here - about anxiety, running a photography business and how getting qualified can help negate your insecurities.

During the interview he mentions a couple of photographers - notably David Bailey and Patrick Lichfield - and refer's to Lichfield's book The Most Beautiful Women which was published back in 1981. If you're curious, you can buy a secondhand copy of the book for just a few pounds on Amazon UK.

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Enjoy!

Ep.29 Live Q&A With James Musselwhite

Ep.29 Live Q&A With James Musselwhite

October 15, 2018

This episode is a live Q&A taken from the Master Photographers Association "Meet The Masters" day.  Myself and James Musselwhite FMPA were fielding questions from the floor (no prepping!) so what you hear is raw and heart-felt.  The topics discussed range from "what is your signature image" to "how do I spend less time editing" and "how do you market yourself".

If you enjoy this podcast, head over to Mastering Portrait Photography where there are articles and videos about this wonderful industry.  You can subscribe to this podcast on iTunesPodBean and Spotify.

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Ep.22 On Files Files Files

Ep.22 On Files Files Files

July 15, 2018

In today's digital age of photography it's impossible to avoid conversations about selling files.  In this podcast (from the deepest depths of beautiful Cornwall I might add, with sounds of birds tweeting in the background) we discuss the pressures on photography businesses to sell their files and give up copyright.  

As a rule we don't sell high-resolution files (by high-resolution I mean the same pixel resolution as the camera sensor - full size files) but we do sell files that can be printed up to about 10x8".  I'll try and explain the logic!

This podcast is one of the series from Mastering Portrait Photography by Paul Wilkinson.

Enjoy!

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